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No budget referendum re-do in New Milford, revisions to be made

New Milford Mayor Pete Bass says he's heard from a number of people who are asking for a re-vote on the budget because the storm Tuesday prevent them from getting to the polling location after work.  But he says all of the locations were open for 10 to 14 hours before the microburst came through. 

 

The Town Attorney researched state statute and the New Milford Charter, as well as speaking with the Secretary of the State's Office.  There is nothing that would provide for a new referendum.  While he is sensitive to the issue, Bass says he agrees with the conclusion. 

 

He encouraged those upset with the outcome to attend the special Town Council Meeting on the 21st, at 7pm, when members reconsider budget allocations.  The municipal budget was approved, but school spending was rejected, sending the whole plan back for revision.



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